Health-related quality of life can be adversely affected by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aims of this study were to examine the health-related quality of life in a cohort of individuals with IBS and to determine which socio-demographic and IBS symptoms are independently associated with reduced health-related quality of life. Several data-mining models to determine which factors are associated with impaired health-related quality of life are considered in this study and include logistic regression, a classification tree and artificial neural networks. As well as severity of IBS symptoms, results indicate that psychological morbidity and socio-demographic factors such as marital status and employment status also have a major role to play.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the ITI 2009 31st International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Information Technology Interfaces: 2009 - Cavtat, Croatia|
Duration: 22 Jun 2009 → …
Conference number: 31
|Conference||Information Technology Interfaces|
|Period||22/06/09 → …|